A former Naperville resident who was granted a retrial on sex crimes allegations and subsequently convicted was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison, DuPage County prosecutors said.
Grant Gambaiani, 30, was sentenced by Judge Daniel Guerin, who presided over Gambaiani's second trial on predatory criminal sex assaults of a child, child pornography and 20 other felony counts.
Authorities alleged that Gambaiani assaulted his victim, a 10-year-old boy, over a four-month period in 2008, including an incident that took place during a family vacation in Ohio. He also showed the child images of pornography and took illicit photos of the child, prosecutors said.
Gambaiani had been found guilty of the charges following a 2010 trial and was sentenced to a 43-year prison term. But he appealed the verdict, arguing that a late disclosure of evidence in the case was a significant enough error to merit a retrial.
In 2012, the 2nd District Appellate Court agreed and sent the case back to DuPage for a retrial. The second jury that heard the case found Gambaiani guilty on most counts, but did acquit him of one felony count, which resulted in a reduced sentence, prosecutors said.
The second trial took place in October 2013. Gambaiani must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, prosecutors said.